Last of the Top 14, the French Stadium receives Sunday Toulouse, reigning French champion and unbeaten since the end of October, for a "complicated match", admitted Thursday Julien Arias, the coach of the Parisian three-quarters.
"It will be a complicated game. Toulouse has been on the water for two seasons. They have returned to a fairly incredible level," Arias told a press conference.
The French Stadium remains on a victory before Pau (21-18) and a draw on the field of Montpellier (20-20). The Parisians are seven points from Castres, 12th and first non-relegation.
The Toulousans, them, have not lost since a trip to Montpellier, on behalf of the 8th day of the French championship and point to 4th place in the standings, one length from the podium.
"If we were sure of the recipe to beat them, we would apply it easily. We will try to prepare as best as possible to try to compete, even if we know that it will be very very hard," added the former winger, became co-coach of the Roses alongside Laurent Sempéré in November.
"It is certain that, when we look at the classification, it is complicated to say that we are on the same level as them. Toulouse is champion of France. We were eighth last season. They are 4th this year, we are last. There is no photo. But these are the games we have to play. We will sell our skin dearly, we will play our luck even if it is certain that we are not favorites. is always a special flavor to face the Toulouse stadium ", also assured Arias.
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